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A WHO backed "Global Dementia Observatory"

Fantastic to hear that a large conference in Geneva has brought attention to the global issue of Dementia.

The WHO has committed to fund a “Global Dementia Observatory” to monitor the prevalence of Dementia and to support member countries in their planning and implementation of country-specific dementia policies. 183 more words

Ageing

WHO: Glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans"

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely-used herbicide, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, is “probably carcinogenic to humans”

The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times focus on Monsanto’s call for the World Health Organisation’s cancer agency to retract… 174 more words

Agriculture

Mark Bittman: Stop Making Us Guinea Pigs

New York Times: The issues surrounding G.M.O.s — genetically modified organisms — have never been simple. They became more complicated last week when the International Agency for Research on Cancer declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely used herbicide Roundup, probably causes cancer in humans. 147 more words

Government

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

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The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs. 334 more words

Science

Social Determinants of Health

I recently submitted an assignment on the social determinants of health and how they shaped my understanding and overall health today. I thought I would share my assignment below. 537 more words

Nursing

Arrived in Geneva

A quick trip top Geneva

Proud to be representing

Dementia Alliance International

And all those people

Around the world

Diagnosed with dementia

At the first… 7 more words

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OTCs in Action Episode 21: Medicine men and OTC marketers

“Medicine men key to halting Ebola spread in Guinea”

A fascinating Reuters article published last week says: “In a land where witchcraft is sought after more than science for curing illness, medicine men in Guinea say the Ebola epidemic would be over by now if they had been properly included in the outbreak response.”

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